The New York Daily News is urging GOP voters to support John Kasich over Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
“His maturity and pragmatism shine, especially in contrast to the dangerous and disgraceful character of Donald Trump,” the paper’s editorial board wrote. “Kasich’s qualifications are all the clearer — screamingly so — when matched against those of competitors Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.”
The NYC tabloid endorsed “warrior realist” Hillary Clinton over “fantasist” Bernie Sanders” just yesterday on the Democratic side.
The Daily News says Cruz and Trump would be “disastrous” as president.
“Cruz because he is an absolutist ideologue, Trump because he suffers from the irreparable, disqualifying defect of being Trump,” the paper says. “No one was more stunned by the Trump phenomenon than Republican leaders who had lost touch with a segment of the party’s base that seethed with anger.”
The paper says Kasich is far out of sync with the Daily News’ philosophy but “plans should please the GOP conservative faithful.”
The New York primaries are April 19.